As usual, there are plenty of activities and events to mark the Memorial Day 2017. For sure, you will never run out of things to do during this special holiday. So as your guide, here are some things that you can do in New York City throughout the weekend.

On Monday, people will gather at Green-Wood Cemetry located in Brooklyn. There will be a concert featuring the ISO Symphonic Band and a march.

Since it is a special day for honoring American soldiers who sacrificed for the country, government offices and agencies will be closed on May 29. All public schools, public libraries, courts, as well as the financial markets are also closed.

There will be no mail pickup or delivery and no garbage collection as well.


This year is the 150th Memorial Day parade in NYC which will happen in Bay Ridge on Monday. The parade will begin at 78th Street and will end at John Paul Jones Park. The Queens Memorial Day parade will also be held on May 29 which starts at 2 p.m. in Little Neck to the school parking lot of Divine Wisdom.

Aside from the two big parades, there are also other parades on May 28 and 29 from Forest Hills. For sure, you'll have a lot of things to watch while on the streets.


Another good way to celebrate Memorial Day is by hitting up different concerts. On May 26, you can watch Miles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down in Rough Trade NYC at 8 pm for $15, the Pixies in Brooklyn Steel at 7pm for $65, and T-Rextasy + YATTA in Mercury Lounge at 7 pm for $10.

On May 27, concert goers can get a glimpse of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in Kings Theatre at 8 pm for $79.50, Psychic Ills in Union Pool at 2pm for free, Aye Nako + Sammus in Silent Barn at 2pm for $10, Teengirl Fantasy + Lafawndah + ADR + Yaeji in Knockdown Center at 8pm for $10, and Loefah in Sunnyvale at midnight for $12.

John Zorn will have a concert in the Village Vanguard on May 28 at 3 pm for $30 inclusive of one drink.

The New York Philharmonic will have a free concert on the same day on Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine at 8 pm.

Fleet Week

This seven-day celebration aims to honor members of Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the U.S. Navy. The celebration kicks-off with a Parade of Ships and a military demonstration. The Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Interpod Museum at 11 in the morning.

Other events

Aside from those mentioned, New Yorkers can also enjoy a Saturday brunch at the MIST in Harlem for $35. But you can also go to the public beaches of New York City which will open on May 27. Swimming is allowed from 10 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon.

There will also be a Grill-Out event on May 27 at 2 p.m. at The Food Sciences Academy at Fort Greene's Long Island University. Attendees will pay $65 to take part of the event. There will be delicious porchetta, hot dogs, ice cream, beer, ciders, portobello burgers and more.